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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

CrimProf Blog publishes abstract of paper by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons about racial profiling solutions

Kami Chavis Simmons has posted Beginning to End Racial Profiling: Definitive Solutions to an Elusive Problem on SSRN. CrimProf Blog published this abstract on their website on Sept. 18.  Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox is the keynote speaker at Yale University’s International Conference held on role of human rights in global issues

On 5 September 2014, the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy was held at Yale University. The conference brought together a wide range of participants, including representatives of UN agencies, NGOs, academics, human rights defenders and others to discuss issues related to “Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post 2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime” (the conference theme). The goal of the conference was to develop actions and recommendations for policy makers involved in these issues. Natural Justice attended the conference and also submitted a case study paper on community protocols in Ghana and Kenya.

Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds ('77)

Wake Forest Law welcomes Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77)

Professor Suzanne Reynolds (’77) took the helm as interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law on Sept. 1. She replaces former Dean Blake D. Morant, who is now dean of George Washington Law School. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons writes about police accountability and racial bias in New York Times

Most police officers fulfill their duties with professionalism and integrity. But the purity of one individual officer’s motives is not the real issue in the post-Ferguson debate. Rather, there is a broader concern about systemic issues that contribute to racial disparities within our criminal justice system. Continue reading »

Professor John Knox

Professor John Knox quoted in Media Matters article about climate agreement and the Constitution

Conservative media are suggesting that the Obama administration is “working with foreigners to subvert the Constitution” by seeking a climate agreement with other nations without Senate approval, but legal experts agree that because it is not expected to be legally binding, the accord does not require Senate ratification.

“It’s not unconstitutional…presidents have done it countless times in the past,” said John H. Knox, a UN independent expert on human rights and the environment and professor of international law at Wake Forest University School of Law, in an email to Media Matters. Continue reading »

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes about fatal police shooting in Ferguson in Huffington Post blog

The fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, and the subsequent events in Ferguson, Missouri, once again highlights the tensions that continue to exist between police officers and the residents of poor urban communities. Brown’s fatal shooting comes only weeks after a police officer killed another unarmed man, Eric Garner, in New York City, by allegedly subjecting him to an illegal chokehold. While it is important to wait for the results of an investigation into the Brown shooting, many Ferguson residents lack faith in the local police department to conduct an impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding Brown’s death. Continue reading »

Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program featured in PreLaw magazine

Wake Forest Law is featured in the article, “The one-year legal-education option,” in the August 2014 issue of PreLaw magazine. The article profiles the MSL (Master of Studies in Law) degree program citing its application to careers including health care administrators, librarians, educators, scientists, and engineers among others. The article points out how many professions intersect with the law, and how a one-year MSL degree gives a person a solid foundation of understanding the law to excel in various careers. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall is quoted regarding universal insurability and Affordable Care Act in Triad Business Journal

Professor Mark Hall spoke in a panel discussion sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 12 about the Affordable Care Act stating “…the main point and the key objective is universal insurability — making sure that everyone has the ability to apply for and be granted health insurance coverage. Whether they can afford it is another matter, but making sure that access was there is the seat.” Triad Business Journal reporter, Owen Covington, authored the article below regarding the discussion  Continue reading »

Wake Forest law professor Harold Lloyd poses in the Worrell Professional Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Professor Harold Lloyd writes on Huffington Post blog about controversial SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby case

Professor Harold Lloyd discusses the controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the recent Hobby Lobby case and its potential implications in his blog post titled “Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Players?” on HuffingtonPost.com.

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New Bern City attorney Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94) gets bit part in TV show he helped inspire

Scott Davis (MBA ’89, JD ’94)  is stepping out of his role as New Bern city attorney this weekend to play the part of a bailiff in a new CBS television series he helped inspire. Continue reading »